Fresh off CCL progression, these teams meet in Los Angeles in the final match before the MLS playoffs.
|LA Galaxy (4-4-2): Saunders; Franklin, Meyer, Gaul, Dunivant; Jimenez, Sarvas, Juninho, Stephens; Buddle, Noonan.
OUT: DF A.J. DeLaGarza (L knee sprain); DF Leonardo (R knee inflammation); DF David Junior Lopes (L facial fracture); MF Kyle Nakazawa (back spasms)
QUESTIONABLE: MF David Beckham (L ankle soreness); MF Landon Donovan (L knee bone bruise)
|Seattle Sounders (4-4-2): Gspurning; Johansson, Parke, Hurtado, Burch; Rosales, Evans, Alonso, Tiffert; Johnson, Montero.
OUT: FW Babayele Sodade (R knee ACL tear); DF Andrew Duran (L ACL surgery)
DOUBTFUL: DF Leo Gonzalez (R hamstring strain); DF Patrick Ianni (R calf strain)
PROBABLE: DF Jhon Kennedy Hurtado (facial fracture); MF Steve Zakuani (abdominal strain)
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- This is the last matchday of the regular season. Both teams are in the playoffs.
- Seattle will finish second or third in the West. The Galaxy will finish fourth and enter a playoff against the Vancouver Whitecaps.
- Los Angeles had won five games in a row in this fixture before this season. However, the Sounders have won twice, including an impressive 4-0 win in August, since.
- Michael Gspurning kept a clean sheet for 370 minutes straight until conceding against FC Dallas last week. That stretch was nine minutes short of a club record.
- Both teams featured reserves in midweek CONCACAF Champions League tilts, having already sealed progression to the knockout rounds.